President Nasser of Egypt and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia agreed in Khartoum early today on a formula for ending the five-year civil war in the Yemen.
President Nasser of Egypt and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia agreed in Khartoum early today on a formula for ending the five-year civil war in the Yemen. The news came on the second day of the Arab summit conference now being held in the city, after the two leaders had met on the neutral ground of the home of Mohammed Ahmed Mahgoub, the Sudanese Prime Minister.
The agreement provides for a three-nation committee to supervise the withdrawal of Egyptian troops (Iraq, Morocco and the Sudan). The committee will work out a plan for halting all Saudi Arabian aid to the Yemeni Royalists, and will strive to give expression to popular factions in the Yemen.
The agreement overshadowed the boycott of the summit ??? by Syria, who said such meetings were "futile unless there is goodwill."
Syria, with Algeria, has been among the most militant and un??? ??? sing A ??? ??? since the Middle-East war in June. She has urged to ??? measures against Israel and her alleged allies, principally Britain and the United States.
Syria's moves apart, however, ??? mood of moderation has been noted in Khartoum, and it is thought that no extreme measures will be adopted as a result of the conference, which was brought about as a result of laborious negotiations by the Sudanese Government. Its aims are to try to coordinate the Arab reply to "Israeli aggression" and to seek a common attitude to the countries which are said to have helped Israel.
The meeting has been called, too, in an attempt to bridge at least some of the gulfs which currently divide the Arab world.
King Hussein of Jordan arriving for a historic meeting of leaders in the Arab world. Here in Khartoum, scene of the first Arab summit conference since the end of the Middle East was in June, two leaders have decided to end a war of their own.
President Nasser of the United Arab Republic - he's being met here by the Sudanese President, Ismail Al-Azhari - has reached agreement on the ending of the five-year civil war in the Yemen with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.
The agreement provided for a three-nation committee to supervise the withdrawal of Egyptian troops from Yemen, and to devise a scheme for the ending of all Saudi Arabian aid to the Yemeni Royalists.
King Faisal met the Egyptian leader today (Wednesday) the second day of the conference, on neutral ground. The two men talked for two hours at the home of the Sudanese Premier, Mohammed Ahmed Mahgoub, and emerged smiling. If all goes - and both men are agreed on the details of the plan - then the war is over. President ??? of Yemen.But not everyone was there. Syria boycott the meeting because she said, it was futile without goodwill. (SOUND UP AT 1 min. 31 secs, 57 ft. 17.4 metres TO END) President El Azhari, President of the Sudan's Supreme Council, opened conference. He said the first duty was to carve out of the meeting a creative sense of Arab unity.